MAN RAY | NATURAL PAINTING
Property from a Distinguished Italian Collection
1890 - 1976
acrylic on masonite
50 by 69cm., 19¾ by 27½in.
Framed: 66 by 85cm., 26 by 33½in.
Executed in 1958-65.
Andrew Strauss and Timothy Baum of the Man Ray Expertise Committee have confirmed the authenticity of this work and that it will be included in the Catalogue of Paintings of Man Ray, currently in preparation.
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The board is sound. Inspection under UV light reveals no signs of retouching. There are bubbles in the paint surface in keeping with the artist's materials, and in a couple of places there are tiny associated flecks of loss. There is some light surface dirt and some minor frame abrasion. The work is in overall very good condition.
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Ezio Gribaudo, Turin
Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 1988-92